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LAUREN GIOIA ’90

GIVING REPORT

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Fo r Al u mn i , Fa m i l i es, and Fri ends o f Elmwo o d Frankl in S ch ool

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Founded in 1895, Elmwood Franklin School offers a challenging, comprehensive academic program paired with a strong emphasis on citizenship and good character. Students are given the opportunity to learn and to lead in a nurturing, child-centered environment where curiosity is rewarded, risk-taking is encouraged, and challenging assumptions is expected. As a result, our students become confident, resilient, independent thinkers well-prepared to excel in high school and beyond. Elmwood Franklin School is an inclusive community that values diversity. Elmwood Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, family structure, or religion. www.elmwoodfranklin.org

The Bulletin Board is published by the Institutional Advancement department for alumni, families, and friends of Elmwood Franklin School. D I R E C TO R O F D E V E L O P M E N T

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The Class of 2018 On June 13, 2018, our eighth grade class walked across the stage of the Johnston Theatre as students for the last time. Join us in congratulating our newest class of alumni, the Class of 2018!

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Family Ties

Head of School Andy Deyell delves into the emerging body of research supporting the Pre-K-8 configuration.

Capstone project for eighth graders promotes independent learning.

From year to year, there is a sizable group of alumni and students who are making a family tradition out of an Elmwood Franklin education.

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2018-2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Cutler Greene ’88 Vice President Terri Rich Treasurer Barry Heneghan Secretary Michele Lee

Catherine Beltz-Foley Cyndi Burnett Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 Darby Fishkin Charles Gidney Amy Habib Rittling ’82 Jed Hunter Alice Jacobs Alon Kupferman Brian J. Lipke Gregory K. Meyer Matthew Montante Jafar Siddiqui Nicholas B. Tzetzo ’87 Peter Allen Weinmann

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Lessons Learned In June, Lauren Gioia ’90 delivered the commencement address and offered her life lessons to The Class of 2018.

2018-2019 ALUMNI COUNCIL Co-Chairs Tricia Barrett ’92 Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64

Amy Decillis Bard ’86 Gitti Barrell ’71 Gabe Bialkowski '08 Murray Bibas '08 Jennifer Prince Bronstein ’74 Kilby Bronstein ’06 Grace Clauss ’08 Eliza Friedman '03 Dayle Hodge '97 Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Madeline Ambrus Lillie ’64 Elizabeth Duryea Maloney ’70 Aminty Lippes Mann ’90

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Prep II students journey into space at the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium.

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Teachers are partnering with our community to broaden their students’ experiences outside of the classroom.

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Class Notes

What is creativity?

Ryan McQueeney ’03 Jesse Baier Radford ’01 Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Shana Siegel ’90 Ivey Spier ’08 Talley Wettlaufer ’91

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’ve always loved working in middle schools and being a middle school teacher. Loved it. I have worked at higher education, high school, early childhood, and elementary levels, but my sweet spot is middle school. Most people I know—especially other educators—react to that idea with an expression somewhere between amusement and abject horror. Some find middle school students are hard to like and even harder to engage and educate. Middle schoolers can be unsure of themselves, are often very concrete thinkers, and are easily distracted and distraught by things we might consider unimportant. But they’re also endearingly complex. And I love the complexity of middle school and the middle school student's mind. Inspiring these students, opening their minds to new ideas, and watching them develop into critical and deep thinkers is exhilarating. You feel like you are helping the students who need it the most. The middle school years are such important years. I think I’ve always known that in a way, but there is an emerging body of research that supports this thinking. More than that, the research points to the K-8 configuration as being the optimal learning environment for middle school students.

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Almost all of my 23-plus year career as an independent school teacher and administrator has happened in K-8 schools. And although the research around this configuration affirms my professional choices, I find it is now also affirming the decisions my wife and I have made for our children, who are here with me at EFS. My son is in fourth grade this year, and as he approaches middle school, I’ve never been more confident in or appreciative of the Pre-K–8 configuration and its benefits.

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“ If I could design psychologically safe schools, every elementary school in the United States would go from kindergarten through grade eight and be no larger than four hundred students.” MICHAEL G. THOMPSON, PH.D., RENOWNED CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST, CONSULTANT, AUTHOR

I see those benefits for our middle schoolers every day as I walk the halls. So I am heartened to know that the research points out that my son, and eventually his first-grade sister, will likely do better academically, socially, and emotionally because of their environment. I am happy to learn that schools with our Pre-K–8 configuration have less bullying than traditional stand-alone middle schools. I am thrilled that my son and daughter will have real leadership opportunities that could not be had if they were attending a middle school absent of younger students or attached to a high school (not to mention not having to worry about growing up too fast among high schoolers). Instead, I look forward to hearing about how my children and their middle school classmates are helping our early childhood students learn to read and leading field trips with our 3- and 4-year-olds to the zoo. I look forward to watching my children and their classmates mentor new middle school students, leading by example, before graduating ready to take on the unique challenges of high school. And of course, I am also happy to know that by being the older students— the “top dogs”—in a Pre-K–8 environment, my children and their classmates will likely experience improved academic achievement and a better overall learning environment that will help them feel safe and feel like they belong.

The Prep Pals program pairs eighth graders with Prep I students for a series of joint “projects” throughout the year. Eighth graders will partner with Prep I students, reading stories together, traveling on field trips, attending special events, or just having a conversation together.

Because besides the Pre-K–8 configuration satisfying our children’s basic, yet most important, human needs as students, it meets my and my wife’s needs as parents: the need to know we are doing the best we can for our kids. It’s the ultimate win/win.

For more resources and links to the research referenced in this article, visit www.elmwoodfranklin.org/headlines or scan this QR code.

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The Big Brother/Big Sister program allows eighth grade students to act as guides and mentors for incoming Upper School students.

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Each eighth grader prepared a lesson plan on their chosen IDEA project topic and then delivered the lesson to students in either Upper or Lower School, sharing all they have discovered with their peers.

After students presented their projects to the community, attendees were given the opportunity to browse through their research and discuss with the students their topics and findings.

Too often education consists of teachers giving students answers and then testing them with questions about those answers. What if, instead, students chose the questions themselves and then found the answers through research? What if they shared these discoveries through lessons to other students and presentations to their parents and the school community? We’ll tell you what happens: really inspiring work.

It all started with a question—or, more accurately, a hundred questions. They touched upon a variety of subjects, from science and medicine to business and economics to arts and culture, and they reflected the students’ personal interests, future ambitions, philosophical quandaries, and random curiosities. Of these questions, each student selected just one to serve as the driving force behind months of planning, researching, and creating as part of an interdisciplinary component called the IDEA project. Students worked independently and with faculty mentors throughout the school year to refine that topic of interest, conduct research, write a formal paper, create a visual “info-piece,” teach a lesson to other students in Upper School or Lower School, and present their findings to our community. Along the way, they benefitted from the guidance of outside experts. Dr. Cyndi Burnett, Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State and an EFS board member and mom, led the students through the brainstorming process that kicked off their projects.

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By the end of the year, three things became apparent. First, our eighth graders have developed—and continue to build—incredible reading, writing, research, planning and presentation skills that cross disciplinary boundaries. Second, when given the opportunity to freely explore something of personal interest, our students rise to the occasion. Those connections provided meaning and context to their work and allowed them to be architects of their own learning. Third, our students have deep curiosities and varied passions. How does confidence impact adolescents? What is reverse psychology and how is it used? How does the brain make a decision? What is ADHD? What is dissociative identity disorder? What is obsessive-compulsive disorder? You might not have known that these are the questions that occupy these young teens’ minds, nor might you have known that they have something to teach others—to teach us all—about these things. That’s the idea behind IDEA—allowing our students to show the world and themselves just how much they can discover and do.

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THE ELMWOOD FRANKLIN SCHOOL

class of This past June, our eighth graders crossed the stage of the Johnston Theatre for the last time as students. Please join us in congratulating Elmwood Franklin School’s newest class of alumni! No matter where they go or how much time has passed, they will always have a home at EFS.

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2018 SITTING (From L to R) Hannah Rich, Maddie Finn, Simona Muscarella, Natalie Hausmann, Genevieve Downing, Sierra Warren, Katelyn Michaels STANDING ROW 1 Lauren Levy, Lucy Heneghan, Carys Popat, Carlie Porter, Jazmin Prophet, Juliana Victor, Angela He, Charlotte Greene, Mia Endl, Morgan Shaver STANDING ROW 2 John Szymczak, Paul Walier, Reilly Lenahan, Quinn Bogart-Berdysiak, Nathan Santana, Ariel Miserendino, Enzo Capicotto, Anthony Corasanti

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From year to year, there is a sizable group of alumni and students who are making a family tradition out of an Elmwood Franklin education. This group makes up a valuable resource for Elmwood Franklin’s future. Not only are their families shaped by the school, but the school is inevitably shaped by their families.

This past school year, 35 students had a parent who was also a graduate of Elmwood Franklin School, including eighth grader Charlotte Greene ’18, pictured here with her mother Julie, brother Cutler ’19 and father Cutler Greene ’88 at graduation.

Eighth grader Reilly Lenahan ’18 was joined by sister Mackenzie Lenahan ’14, aunt Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64, and brother CJ Lenahan ’16 at graduation.

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Charlotte’s grandmother, Varney Spaulding Greene ’57, was the girl’s Gray Captain the year she graduated. About 20 years later, she sent her two sons, Cutler ’88 and F. Robert III ’86, to EFS, and another 20 years later, she was still an active volunteer and a proud grandmother of another generation of EFS students. But Varney was not Charlotte’s first relative to attend EFS. In fact, her family has a more than 100year legacy at Elmwood Franklin with at least 30 relatives attending the Elmwood School, Franklin School, and Elmwood Franklin School. Next year, Charlotte’s brother, Cutler Greene, Jr., will graduate with the Class of 2019 as the family’s third generation Gray team captain!

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class of 2018 HIGH SCHOOL CHOICES

Quinn Bogart-Berdysiak Enzo Capicotto Anthony Corasanti Genevieve Downing Mia Endl Maddie Finn Charlotte Greene Natalie Hausmann Angela He Lucy Heneghan Reilly Lenahan Lauren Levy Katelyn Michaels

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Ariel Miserendino Simona Muscarella Carys Popat Carlie Porter Jazmin Prophet Hannah Rich Nathan Santana John Szymczak Morgan Shaver Juliana Victor Paul Walier Sierra Warren

Buffalo Seminary Nardin Academy Nardin Academy Nichols School Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Nichols School St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Buffalo Seminary Nichols School Nichols School

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Almost everyone’s familiar with “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” a piece by Robert Fulghum that acknowledges the lasting value of the basic lessons we learned as young children. For example: Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Clean up your own mess. These are indeed the lessons that Elmwood Franklin students learn here in Prep and carry with them through their whole lives. As important as these early years of education are, it turns out that there is, apparently, more to learn. In June, Lauren Gioia ’90 delivered the commencement address and offered her life lessons to The Class of 2018. A graduate of Elmwood Franklin School and Nichols School, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Lauren joined Sotheby's in 1998 and has been in the art market ever since. She was appointed Director of Sotheby’s Press Office, Americas in 2010, and in 2015, Lauren was promoted to

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Sotheby's Worldwide Director of Communications. During her tenure, Lauren has been responsible for the promotion of numerous historic auctions, including the sales of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, The Magna Carta, and The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. As Worldwide Director of Communications, Lauren oversees a network of more than 20 international press officers operating in more than ten countries and travels extensively to support Sotheby’s auctions, events, and initiatives. Following is an excerpt from her speech.

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n this special day, I plan to share four short stories— lessons I have learned along the way that have taught me something important, and I hope they will be helpful to you as you continue your journey on to high school and beyond.

The stories I am going to share are simple, but maybe that’s the hidden—or not so hidden—part of my message. While you have many adventures and a lot of hard work ahead of you, what you may not realize is that you already have many of the most important tools you need to succeed and be happy in high school, college, and life. And for you—just like me—many of those tools are rooted in what you have learned right here at EFS.

Lesson 1: Relationships The first story takes us way back to my time in Prep II. I was brand new at EFS, and early in the fall, we took a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Everyone got to pick a pumpkin, and the only rule was that you had to be able to carry it on your own. Those of you who know me won’t be surprised to learn that I selected a pumpkin that was way too big for my fiveyear-old self to carry, and of course, I needed help. Thanks to a very kind parent volunteer on the trip, my pumpkin and I made it back to the bus. And thanks to her, I made a new friend, her daughter Sarah, who you all know as Mrs. Duddy.

only did Mrs. Duddy and I log thousands of hours of laughter and too many adventures to count, but I also found my way to Sotheby’s and to a career in the art world. And so my first message for you is to be mindful of creating and nurturing relationships. Social media is not a replacement for real relationships. Who knows, one of your friends from EFS could end up having as much of an impact on your life as Mrs. Duddy had on mine.

Lesson 2: The Journey The next story takes place at Williams College. My sister had focused on art history in college, and so that was the last thing I was going to do—even though Williams was known for its art history program. I got to school in the fall of my freshman year and filled my schedule with political science, geology, and drawing—not exactly topics that inspired me. Needless to say, that first year wasn’t my best academically.

Lauren Gioia ’90 with classmate and Lower School Head Sarah Mitchell Duddy ’90.

Our friendship grew and endured high school and four years at different colleges. After graduation, Mrs. Duddy held me to a childhood promise to move to New York City, and even though I didn’t have a job, I couldn’t let my friend down. So off we went from the pumpkin patch to the Big Apple. Moving to New York was obviously transformative to my career and life. Not

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money to go on a grand vacation. So I started doing some research on I P R O M I S E Y O U W O N ’ T R E G R E T I T. ways to travel and experience communities like a Coming back my second year, I fixated local, rather than a tourist. on what would be my major, and what I would do once I graduated. Once again, A friend of mine from college had recently I passed up the chance to take taken a trip to Alaska with Habitat for advantage of one of the world’s great art Humanity, and I decided to check them history programs and instead got deeper out. The idea that giving people a home into subjects that didn’t interest or to call their own could have a engage me. transformative impact not only on those individuals but also their communities The second semester I finally gave in and fascinated me. And the idea that I could signed up for an art history 101 class. be part of that AND see a new part of Not surprisingly, I was totally transfixed the world was an adventure I couldn't and that passion quickly turned into pass up! some pretty impressive grades. So I applied for my first trip, raised the From there, art history took me to Italy money to go, and I went off to Honduras for a summer semester and brought me for ten days. It was an amazing home to Buffalo for a month-long experience. I made friends, learned about internship at the Albright-Knox. mixing cement by hand, and got to see the Mayan ruins at Copan along And so my second message to you is to the way. make sure you enjoy the journey and don’t just focus on the destination. I My third message for you is that it's almost missed out on my great passion never too late to chart a course for because I was too worried about the end adventure. If you have the itch to travel, goal. Experiment, take risks, and allow make it happen. If you have a course you yourself the freedom deviate from a plan. really want to take, go for it. Learning never stops. And here is a bonus message—you should probably listen to your older Lesson 4: Stand Out siblings; they actually know what they are My final story has to do with sports, but talking about! it’s really just a metaphor for extracurricular activities in general— Lesson 3: Find Your Adventure otherwise known as how you spend your The third story is from a point in my life free time and what makes you happy! when I had lived in New York for a while. I had always been someone who dreamed Sports has played a huge role in my life— of exotic travel and adventure. I read both team and individual sports. At EFS, books about Africa and was fascinated by I was exposed to track and field; I learned Mayan culture. But at that stage in my to ski and play soccer, field hockey, and life, I had a great job at Sotheby's, little basketball. That foundation helped me to time off, and certainly didn't have the go on to play field hockey and lacrosse in

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high school and college and create some of my most cherished memories. But turning back to my time at EFS, in my day the Options program in the spring included horseback riding, and one series of riding lessons on Tuesday afternoons at the age of 11 changed my life. My dive into riding happened slowly at first, but soon I wanted to spend all of my time at the barn. Luckily, I had parents who, with great wisdom, saw that specializing in one activity was not the best for me—a decision that was right then and remains so true for all kids today. Riding was incredibly hard work and required a huge time commitment. Eventually, I found myself competing and winning all over the east coast, and I went on to be ranked among the top ten riders of my age in the country. While I was riding competitively, I was still going to high school, playing three sports, and seeing friends. Learning to juggle it all remains one of the most important lessons I learned. Having to miss hanging out with friends was difficult, but I had spent the time building friendships that could sustain time apart, and I think my friends respected me for my commitment. And so this is my final message for you: You are at a point in your lives where most days you probably just want to fit in and go with the crowd. I encourage and I challenge you to resist that pull—stand out and do your own thing. Your friends will respect you, and if they don’t, then they weren’t your friends to begin with. Be a leader and be the one to set a good example for your friends. I promise you won’t regret it.”

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In June, alumni from the Class of 2014 joined together one more time here at Elmwood Franklin School before heading off to college. Pictured above are (standing from l to r) Mr. Jonathan Garra, Grace Obletz, Matthew Rupp, Peter How-Said, Zach Berzon, Jack Kellogg, Justin Victor, Ryan Schultz, Will McGennis, Imani Dockery, Mackenzie Lenahan, Emily Yarbrough, Madison Rich, Casey Ball, Mrs. Shannon Victor; (kneeling from l to r) Will Robinson, Roy Lahood, Tibor Setteducati, Spencer Frome, Jane Wyckoff, James Johnson, Cienna Certo, Courtney Harris, and Anna Ange.

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class of 2014 COLLEGE CHOICES Anna Ange Casey Ball Hayley Balogh Zach Berzon Marlena Brannen Cienna Certo Imani Dockery Spencer Frome Sally Gibson Christian Hamilton Kareem Haq Courtney Harris Peter How-Said Nicholas Huckell James Johnson Jack Kellogg Roy Lahood Mackenzie Lenahan William McGennis Andrew Morris Ryan Nelson Marie Nercessian Myles Nickson Grace Obletz Madison Rich William Robinson Matthew Rupp Ryan Schultz Tibor Setteducati Jack Stephen Aaron Thomas Justin Victor Jane Wyckoff Emily Yarbrough Elissa Yi

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Mount Holyoke College University of Rochester Union College Hobart and William Smith Colleges St. John’s University University at Buffalo Clarion University Harvard University University of Dayton Florida Southern College Temple University Cornell University Canisius College McGill University St. Bonaventure University Villanova University University of Michigan Northeastern University John Carroll University Florida State University Unknown at time of publication New York University Canisius College High Point University Belmont University Johns Hopkins University Loyola University Chicago Kenyon College University of Rochester American University Unknown at time of publication University at Buffalo St. John Fisher College SUNY Oswego Emory University

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As a prelude to the IDEA project, eighth graders took part in a series of challenges designed to help them think creatively and examine problems from fresh perspectives to find new solutions.

These challenges were led by Dr. Cyndi Burnett, Associate Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State. Dr. Burnett is working with our eighth graders to help them enhance their creative thinking skills through a course that incorporates reading, writing, video, discussion, hands-on activities—and playdough. The playdough part came in during their first meeting together as students put their creative problem-solving skills to work in a timed contest to build the highest tower, floor to ceiling, using only pipe cleaners and playdough. Besides generating a lot of laughter, the exercise spurred some real insights into the most effective ways to tackle a problem. While the majority of groups built from the floor up, one group built from the ceiling down, asserting the ceiling was the base of support for their tower, much like the floor was for the others.

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BIG IDEA Our eighth graders will become true experts on a particular topic of interest through their work on a unique capstone assignment known as the IDEA project.

Dr. Burnett, who is also sharing her creative expertise with faculty members, will continue her work with the eighth grade students over the course of many weeks in a program that ties into the English and history curriculum.

IDEA is short for Individually Designed Exploration Area. Students will work as a group and individually with faculty mentors and outside experts over the course of many months as they engage in critical reflection and utilize a variety of research methods to produce their final works. Those works include a research paper, a model, a planned lesson taught to other students, and a conference-style panel presentation for teachers, classmates, and parents.

So what is creativity? The old stereotype that creativity is merely being “artsy” is losing its hold. “It’s not about arts and crafts,” says Dr. Burnett. “It’s about thinking in new and appropriate ways.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR The Class of 2019 will present their IDEA projects to the community on May 29, 2019.

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The Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium, located within Williamsville North High School, is essentially a big, dark room. But it’s a special big, dark room, the Prep II students found out.

they have studied in class, whether it's the sun's gaseous envelope, or the massive size of the Milky Way, or Saturn’s famous rings (which may be the broken pieces of former moons).

Facts about outer space are perhaps the most puzzling and intriguing pieces of information that children can learn: they are at once part of our universe and part of our imaginations. The many celestial phenomena projected on the dome ceiling—planetary motion, constellations, and a walk through the galaxy— helped the students better visualize the data

“There’s more than 1,000 galaxies!” marveled one student as the Milky Way receeded into the distance and far away galaxies began to swirl above the children’s heads, and he was right. The room was quite stationary, of course, but here on Earth, as the students learned, we are moving around the most spectacular star of all.

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When the students returned to their classroom, they shared with their teachers what they learned at the planetarium—and it turns out, they learned a lot!

“There can be a million Earths inside the sun.” It would actually take 1.3 million Earths to fill up the sun. That’s a lot of Earths! The sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the Milky Way, and it’s the giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn which take up the most of that remaining .14%. If you would like to do the calculation yourself, here are the numbers. The volume of the sun is 1.412 x 1018 km3. The volume of the Earth is 1.083 x 1012 km3. So if you divide the volume of the sun by the volume of the Earth, you get 1,300,000.1

“The Earth is like the sun for the moon, because it orbits the Earth.” The moon is Earth's natural satellite, meaning it revolves around the Earth in the same way the Earth travels around the sun. The moon orbits the Earth once every 27.322 days. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be almost perfectly still. Scientists call this synchronous rotation.5

“There can be more than 100 million stars.” Scientists do not know the actual number of stars in our galaxy or the universe, but they can make approximations based the mass of a solar system.2 The Milky Way has approximately 100 billion stars in it, but the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the universe. There are about 10 billion galaxies in the observable universe. The number of stars in a galaxy varies, but scientists estimate there are about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that is 1 billion trillion) stars in the observable universe—equal to all of the grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth!3

“Some planets have rings just like Saturn.” All of the giant planets in our solar system have rings: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Jupiter's ring is thin and dark, and cannot be seen from Earth. Saturn's rings are the most magnificent; they are bright, wide, and colorful. Uranus has nine dark rings around it, and Neptune's rings are also dark, but contain a few bright arcs.4.

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Meet Jake, a Spitz A5 star projector used to create the realistic simulated nighttime sky on the planetarium’s dome ceiling.

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Community as a Classroom

trip TYCH WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT FROM THE GUIDANCE OF A FEW OUTSIDE EXPERTS, AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO FIND THOSE EXPERTS THAN IN OUR OWN BACK YARD. OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY—AND WESTERN NEW YORK—IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE AND ELMWOOD FRANKLIN SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE USING THAT RESOURCE TO BROADEN THEIR STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.

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READY FOR TAKEOFF Beginners Take Their Passion for Planes to the Airport

When you are fascinated by flying and large vehicles, where better to go than the airport? The children in the Beginners program recently jetted off to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport for a behind-the-scenes tour to further explore the world of air travel. Once there, the students were greeted with their own boarding passes by Anthony Annabelle, United Airlines flight attendant and EFS dad. The children spent time at check-in, each being weighed on the baggage scale, before heading through security where they were met by canine officers for a demonstration. After a quick look at the

baggage sorting area and lunch in a private conference area, the Beginners boarded a plane and buckled in. On board, they met the flight attendants and the captain and had a chance to sit with her in the cockpit. Before heading back to school, the Beginners stopped at the airport fire station, where they got up close to—and for some, inside of—the huge fire engines. Our Beginners would agree, travel broadens the mind, even if it is just a trip across the city.

OH, THE PLACES THEY GO! EACH YEAR, OUR STUDENTS TRAVEL TO ALL SORTS OF INTRIGUING DESTINATIONS NEAR AND FAR—FROM MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES, TO PARKS AND NATURE PRESERVES, TO SOME MORE UNUSUAL TRIPS, SUCH AS THE MEDICAL CAMPUS AND THE FISHER-PRICE HEADQUARTERS. HERE’S JUST A PARTIAL LIST OF THEIR EXCURSIONS. 43 NORTH ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERYBECKER FARMSBROOKDALE KENMORE ASSISTED LIVINGBUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BUFFALO SCIENCE MUSEUMBUFFALO ZOOBURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTERCAMP ONYAHSACAMP PATHFINDERCOCA-COLA FIELDEXPLORE & MORE CHILDREN’S MUSEUMGENESSEE COUNTRY VILLAGEKISSING BRIDGEKLEINHANS MUSIC HALLLETCHWORTH STATE PARKMEDIEVAL TIMES, TORONTOOLD FORT NIAGARAPENN DIXIE PALEONTOLOGICAL AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTERREINSTEIN WOODS NATURE PRESERVEROCKWELL HALL PERFORMING ARTS CENTERSENECA-IROQUOIS NATIONAL MUSEUMTERRI’S WORKOUT CENTERTIFFT NATURE PRESERVETOY THEATERWASHINGTON, D.C.WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH PLANETARIUM

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PUTTING THE ART IN PARTNERSHIP Junior Docent Program Trains Students to Be Leaders and Teachers In November, seventh grade art students led fourth graders on a tour of the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Our nationally recognized Junior Docent Program, spearheaded by art teacher Amy Hartman, brings EFS seventh graders into the Burchfield Penney to train and serve as skilled tour guides. Now in its eighth year, this partnership provides EFS seventh graders special training on the gallery’s mission, history, and collections, as well as how to research, interpret, and lead discourse about works of art.

More than 160 seventh graders have been trained as junior docents over the past eight years. Amy Hartman reflected on the program’s success, “Facilitating dialogue about a work of art requires these students to develop questions which engage both themselves and the tour participants. Learning to ask big questions and engage in communication across generations builds life skills. The relationships built over multiple visits greatly impacts everyone involved in this wonderful program."

JOURNEY TO AMERICA The Immigrant Experience Through First-hand Accounts This fall, fourth graders interviewed students at Lafayette International High School about their experiences coming to the United States. This is part of their study on immigration which culminates in the production of "Journey to America," a collection of monologues and poems written and performed by the students chronicling the immigrant experience. The fourth graders will use first-hand accounts and primary source documents including interviews, journals, and letters to understand the immigrant experience throughout history starting with the perspective of Native Americans to immigrants today.

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At Lafayette International High School, the students spoke with 25 students— immigrants and refugees from Tanzania, Syria, Congo, Sudan, Ghana, Ethiopia and more—about their experiences moving to the United States. “Journey to America,”, which will be

performed on January 17 in the Johnston Theatre, will be the result of the students’ studies and research and shares the stories of immigrants from all over the world during different periods—their reasons for coming, their expectations, their experiences, and what they have gained and left behind.

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M AY 2 018 Embracing their roles as citizens in a wider world, Alex Setteducati ’16 and Zoe Farkash ’16 participated in a mission to the Dominican Republic this spring led by Medical Outreach & Community Assistance of Western New York (MOCA). They cleaned and painted playgrounds, volunteered at local schools, and helped MOCA's medical team apply fluoride varnish to nearly 100 children’s teeth.

Whether they are across the country, around the world, or right here on campus, Elmwood Franklin School graduates will always have a home at EFS. Alumni often can be seen walking the halls, catching up with teachers, or volunteering their time on campus. Here are a few graduates we heard from or saw on campus this year. To keep up with all of our alumni news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And to share your news, send us a message on social media or e-mail alumni@elmwoodfranklin.org.

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D E C E M B E R 2 018 It has been 10 years since Julia Liguori ’08 walked the halls of EFS as a student. This December, she returned to Mme. Papagni’s French class to share her experiences and answer questions about her time in France.


S E P T E M B E R 2 018 F E B R U A RY 2 018 Elissa Szymczak ’16, currently a junior at Frontier Central, starred as Fern Arable in the Lancaster Opera House production of “Charlotte's Web.”

Molly Gasbarrini Burrets '92 stopped by EFS while visiting family in Buffalo to catch up with her former teachers and classmates. She shared “[My son] and I had the sincere pleasure of going back to visit my alma mater. I am still deeply grateful to the many teachers there who enriched my life and to my parents for making the sacrifices to send me there. ‘We’ll always show our love and loyalty.’ Sending love to my former classmates and teachers!”

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Mrs. Notaro, who taught in Prep, first grade, and second grade during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, reconnected with her former colleagues and former students while working the Book Fair! Pictured here from left to right are Sarah Mitchell Duddy ’90, Mark Saldanha ’90, Matt Mariconda ’92, Judy Jurnack, Maryann Notaro, and Margot Vincent ’85.

Andrew Darby '15, now a senior at Nichols School, was inspired by reading A Long Walk to Water in Ms. Vincent's English class to start a Water Wells For Africa club at his high school, which has since funded its first safe drinking water well in Tanzania.

M AY 2 018 Congratulations to Sally Gibson ’14 and Emily Yarbrough ’14, 2018 Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association girls lacrosse playoff champions! Their Sacred Heart Academy team won the championship with Emily scoring the winning goal!

N O V E M B E R 2 018 James Johnson ’14, playing for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, and Tibor Setteducati ’14, playing for the University of Rochester Yellowjackets, squared off in a Division III hockey game.

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MISSION Elmwood Franklin School prepares children for success in life. By setting high standards for scholarship and character and providing a nurturing and supportive environment, Elmwood Franklin fosters the development of confident, independent, self-motivated learners with a strong sense of responsibility to self and community.

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COMMUNITY

CREATIVE INQUIRY

Elmwood Franklin fosters a caring environment in which families, students, teachers, and professionals share ideas, value differences, and work in partnership to create authentic experiences with lasting impact.

Elmwood Franklin promotes a culture of learning in which curiosity is rewarded, risktaking is encouraged, and challenging assumptions is expected. Through these experiences, confident, resilient, independent thinkers are cultivated.

CHARACTER

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE

Elmwood Franklin instills and demonstrates a commitment to kindness, respect, integrity, and perseverance. Students are encouraged to understand their roles as citizens in a wider world.

Elmwood Franklin is a journey—not a destination. Students are met at their personal stage of development and are given opportunities to discover their own learning styles and pursue their own passions.

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JUNE

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Board of Trustees Corporation Life Members Alumni Council Admissions Report Parent Council Volunteer Recognition

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Cabinet Members History Donors Amazing Things Donors Have Made Possible Gifts in Memory and Honor Grandparent Donors Alumni Donors 110% Club

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2018 Auction: Party on New Amsterdam

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What It Means, What It Does, and Why We Need It Caty Butsch ’21 Endowment Fund

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B OA R D O F T RU ST E E S 2017-2018 Cutler Greene ’88 Terri Rich TREASURER Barry Heneghan SECRETARY Michele Lee PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

Catherine Beltz-Foley Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Cyndi Burnett Betsy Constantine Janowski '89 Darby Fishkin Amy Habib Rittling '82 Jed Hunter Alice Jacobs

Anthony Johnson Alon Kupferman Brian J. Lipke Gregory K. Meyer Matthew Montante Sonja Sirén Nicholas B. Tzetzo '87 Peter Allen Weinmann

C O R P O R AT I O N LIFE MEMBERS

Corporation members gathered in May for their annual spring luncheon. Pictured above (from l to r), Jane S. Banta ’61, Steven Biltekoff, David Strachan ’47, Susie Green ’62, Barbara Hourihan Downing, Amy Habib, Edwin Johnston, Jr. ’47, Anne Saldanha, Devon Marlette, Rosemarie Beres, James Wadsworth, and Pamela Righter.

Jane S. Banta ’61 Rosemarie Beres Steven G. Biltekoff Janie Constantine ’62 Holly A. Donaldson ’57 Barbara Hourihan Downing Keith W. Frome Richard E. Gioia Robert D. Gioia Arthur Glick ’71 Susan B. Green ’62 Amy J. Habib Frederick K. Houston Alice F. Jacobs Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 Michael Joseph Alison Keane Stephen Kellogg ’51 Charles F. Kreiner, Jr. George W. Laub ’42

Madeline Lillie ’64 Gerald S. Lippes Devon Marlette ’67 William E. Mathias II Elizabeth S. Mitchell ’65 Trudy A. Mollenberg ’61 Pamela Righter Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Robin Sadler Anne L. Saldanha Frank M. Spitzmiller II Cynthia Baird Stark David G. Strachan ’47 Douglas G. Swift ’70 Pamela R. Jacobs Vogt James M. Wadsworth Edward F. Walsh Catherine T. Wettlaufer ’62 E. John White Leslie H. Zemsky

ALUMNI COUNCIL 2017-2018 CO - CHAIRS

Tricia Barrett ’92 and Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64 Amy Decillis Bard ’86 Gitti Barrell ’71 Gabe Bialkowski '08 Murray Bibas '08 Jennifer Prince Bronstein ’74 Kilby Bronstein ’06 Grace Clauss ’08 Eliza Friedman '03 Dayle Hodge '97 Kimisha Brown-Houston '98 Madeline Ambrus Lillie ’64

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Elizabeth Duryea Maloney ’70 Aminty Lippes Mann ’90 Peter Marlette ’02 Matt Mariconda ’92 Ryan McQueeney ’03 Jesse Baier Radford ’01 Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Shana Siegel ’90 Ivey Spier ’08 Talley Wettlaufer ’91

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In January, Elmwood Franklin School teachers hosted children on two Saturdays for a free story hour series. Interested parents and students had the opportunity to tour our facilities and see our teachers in action!

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After graduating 21 eighth grade students in 2017, we enrolled 50 new students for a total student body of 285. Families continue to come to EFS from all over Western New York—some from as far away as Bennington, Corfu, Lewiston, Youngstown, and Wheatfield, while others live as close as next door. T U I T I O N A S S I S TA N C E A total of $1,099,385 in tuition assistance was granted to 114 students (40% of enrollment). Of the total amount of tuition assistance awarded, $207,050 was given to new families entering the school and the remaining $892,335 was awarded to families already a part of the school community.

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In October, the Parent Council organized its annual Fall Festival, bringing together families for a fun-filled day of arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals, photo booth, and Ziggy dogs! This year’s event was chaired by EFS moms Sarah Ferraro and Kerry Riordan.


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From picnics to book fairs, teacher treats to school dances, room reps to family fun, the Parent Council serves as a support group to the school and as a resource for all members of the school community. The Parent Council encourages communication between the school administration and Parent Council members by sharing matters of mutual interest, working together on fundraising events, and encouraging involvement by all parents in the school community. We sincerely appreciate our parents’ involvement and support.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Tracy Heneghan VICE PRESIDENT Rosanna Kollidas SECRETARY Heather Chick COMMUNITY LIAISON Stephanie Kroth ’90 ROOM REP COORDINATOR Dina Benderson EX OFFICIO Terri Rich PRESIDENT

COM MIT TEE A ND EVENT CHAIRS

RO O M R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S

FALL FESTIVAL

BEGINNERS

Karen Camacho and Heather Chick BOOK FAIR

Dora Iskalo and Mara Montante ORIGINAL WORKS

Susan Burke TEACHER TREATS

Jody Warner and Nina Riegel PASSIVE FUNDRAISING

Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl CHARITY BALL AFTERPARTY

Tracy Heneghan and Rosanna Kollidas

Vanessa Glushefski, Daniel Weinreib PREP I Laurel Reifler-Bond, Mary McNally PREP II Sarah Ferraro, Uzma Siddiqui GRADE 1 Tracy Deleo, Melinda Schwartz GRADE 2 Michele Campbell, Erin Lawson GRADE 3 Karen Camacho, Karen Walcott GRADE 4 Cyndi Burnett, Meredith Sheline GRADE 5 Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly, Molly Butsch GRADE 6 Donna Franasiak, Alissa Wolf GRADE 7 Caroline Kellogg Darby, Katharine Smith GRADE 8 Tracy Heneghan, Rachel Santana

HOLIMONT FAMILY FUN DAY

Jacqueline Jayson ’91 LOWER SCHOOL DANCE

Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly

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VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

—Aesop

Giving isn’t limited to money—acts of kindness, both small and large, have a special value of their own. In May, Head of School Andy Deyell welcomed Elmwood Franklin’s many volunteers to a breakfast reception to give special recognition to a few and heartfelt thanks to all.

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Solange DeSouza and Dina Benderson were this year’s recipients of the Unsung Hero Award.

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The Unsung Hero Award pays special honor to those who work tirelessly for our school, year after year, without fanfare, fulfilling important roles but not always getting the recognition they deserve. This year we honored two such individuals, Solange DeSouza and Dina Benderson.

Any parent can be part of Parent Council and find a volunteer opportunity that fits with their time and talents. This past year, we had a great group of parents serving in leadership roles. Parent Council executive committee members Tracy Heneghan, President; Rosanna Kollidas, Vice President; Heather Chick, Secretary; Stephanie Kroth ’90, Community Liaison; and Dina Benderson, Room Rep Coordinator were thanked for their leadership. Recognition was also given to Parent Council committee chairs Anna Geronimo and Anna Voelkl, passive fundraising; Dora Iskalo and Mara Montante, book fair; Jody Warner and Nina Riegel, teacher treats; Karen Camacho and Heather Chick, fall festival; Jacqueline Jayson ’91, Holimont fun day; Susan Burke, Original Works; Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly, Lower School Dance; and Tracy Heneghan and Rosanna Kollidas, Charity Ball Afterparty.

The motto of Solange DeSouza would seem to be “Ask not what your child’s school can do for you, but what you can do for your child’s school.” And in answer to that question, she has done a lot. She walked into the front office on her first day as a parent and asked to be put to work. She didn’t care where she just knew she wanted to volunteer and be a part of the school community. And she did just that—she served as the school’s first-ever volunteer in the dining room, joined the Annual Fund cabinet AND Auction committee, and threw a fabulous Auction kick-off party in her home two years in a row. For always going above and beyond—and then beyond even that—we recognize Solange as our Unsung Hero. Dina Benderson has taken on many roles in her years here at EFS. Starting her very first year as a Prep I parent, she began volunteering for the Auction, and over the past seven years she has served on acquisitions committees, chaired the Children's Committee, chaired the Fabulous Finds Committee, and even chaired the Auction! She was a Room Rep for several years, before taking on her most recent role as Room Rep Coordinator. For the past three years, she has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to support and coordinate our room representatives, helping them stay on top of their classroom events and responsibilities, planning holiday and year-end gift collections for teachers, and much more! It is important to note that it is not just what she does, but how she does it: always with a big smile and lots of heart, and for that, we recognize Dina as our Unsung Hero.

A U C T I O N 2018 This year, after an incredibly successful Auction and Afterparty, our chairs Alissa and Paul Wolf and their committees of volunteers helped to raise $286,572, of which $51,550 went directly toward purchasing a new bus.

A N N UA L F U N D It would not be too much to say that the Annual Fund is what enables Elmwood Franklin to be the extraordinary place that it is. And over the past two years, the extraordinary duo of Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 and Brian Lipke have led our Annual Fund Cabinet in raising over half a million dollars for the school!

ALUMNI COUNCIL Tricia Barrett ’92 and Susie Lenahan Kimberly ’64 were recognized for chairing the Alumni Council and working to grow our alumni outreach.

We thank them both, and all our volunteers, for their many contributions—they are appreciated!

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One gift. Unlimited possibilites.

Many thanks.

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Each gift to the Annual Fund helps support all that we do, from financial aid to academic programs, our outstanding faculty to Outdoor Education experiences, technology to field trips, classroom supplies to professional development—everything we need to deliver an exceptional learning experience every year. With your support, there’s no limit to what an Elmwood Franklin student can achieve. The 2017-2018 Annual Fund campaign, chaired by Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89 and Brian Lipke, brought together 472 donors and raised a total of $284,949 in restricted and unrestricted funds. With a generous matching gift challenge from the Lipke families, we exceeded our goal of $250,000!

technology program, a Lower School salad bar, upgraded interactive whiteboards in our Upper School, and more than 50 field trips. The Annual Fund keeps our school running smoothly, and this campaign deserves a round of applause to everyone involved. Thank you!

This year, gifts to the Annual Fund supported, among many other things, our robotics and

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CABINET MEMBERS The Annual Fund Cabinet is a dedicated group of alumni, parents, alumni parents, grandparents, trustees, former trustees, and Corporation members who worked together throughout the year toward reaching our goal in the Elmwood Franklin School Annual Fund Campaign. We are most appreciative of your time and energy.

Co-Chairs

Cabinet Members

Betsy Constantine Janowski ’89, P’25 Brian Lipke P’05, P’11

Tricia Barrett ’92 Solange DeSouza P’24 Barbara Hourihan Downing Donna Franasiak P’17, P’20 Susie Barrett Green ’62 Julie Greene P’18, P’19 Susie Lenahan Kimberly ‘64 Terri Rich P’14, P’17, P’18, P’19 Kerry Riordan P’25 Katharine Smith P’19, P’26 Brad Termini ’95 Christopher Tingley P’20 Roger Walcott P’21, P’23 Paul and Alissa Wolf P’20, P’24, P’26

Corporation Chair Liz Duryea Maloney ’70, P’99, P’05 Anne Saldanha P’85, P’90

Grandparent Chair Janie Urban Constantine ’62, P’87, P’89, P’96

Faculty Chairs Leigh Mikulka Phyllis Siracusa

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Year

No. of Donors

Annual Fund Total

Trustee %

Corporation %

Parent %

Alumni %

Fac/Staff %

2017-2018

472

$284,949

100%

70%

64%

10%

100%

2016-2017

456

$257,232

100%

70%

54%

10%

100%

2015-2016

437

$192,000

100%

65%

53%

10%

100%

2014-2015

479

$221,236

100%

72%

69%

9%

100%

2013-2014

488

$195,113

100%

79%

46%

12%

100%

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annual fund D O N O R S This year, we are honored to introduce the 1895 Society Annual Fund giving level, recognizing donors who contribute $10,000 and more. Named for the year the Elmwood School was incorporated, the 1895 Society acknowledges our leadership donors, whose support builds a strong foundation for the Annual Fund year after year. We thank them for their outstanding commitment to our mission and our school. 1895 S O C I E T Y $10,000+ The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wadsworth Susan Lenahan Kimberly ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch Ms. Valerie Koch Michele and Christopher Lee Patrick P. Lee Foundation Brian and Deborah Lipke

Mr. Paul Iskalo and Dr. Dora Iskalo Mr. Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. ’47 Roberta and Michael Joseph Mrs. Emily E. King Mr. and Mrs. Brad Kroth Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell D-B Trust Drs. Robert and Anne Ramsdell Mr. and Mrs. David Rich, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Siddiqui Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Szymkowiak

HEAD SOCIETY $5,000 - $9,999 Benderson Family The Edward H. Butler Foundation Habib and Rittling Families Mrs. Halim A. Habib Amy Habib Rittling ’82 and Mark Rittling Mr. Anthony Habib ’87 and Ms. Becky Machado Helen Dent Lenahan Foundation Christopher Lenahan Susie Lenahan Kimberly '64 Jed and Meg Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs, Jr. ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lipke Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas B. Tzetzo ’87

FOUNDER’S SOCIETY $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Duddy Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Feeney Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Foley Mr. and Mrs. Cutler S. Greene ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Barry Heneghan

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KEY SOCIETY $1,500 - $2,499 Mr. Greg Boeck and Ms. Sharon Snyder Mrs. Mary Jo Davis Elmwood Franklin School Parent Council Donna and Ken Franasiak Penn Schoellkopf Fund Mrs. Jane S. Banta ’61 Mrs. Ann Jewett ’59 Ms. Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Dr. Saurin Popat and Mrs. Katharine Popat Saldanha Family Dr. Anne Saldanha Mr. Eric Saldanha ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Saldanha ’90 Katharine and Andrew Smith Mr. and Mrs. David G. Strachan Mr. Brad Termini ’95 Christopher and Mary Ann Tingley Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Weinmann

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B L U E G R AY C I RC L E $1,000 - $1,499 Anonymous Mrs. Margot Banta Marjorie and John Buyers Foundation Drs. Samuel and Marsilia Cloud Mr. and Mrs. Terrence M. Connors Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Deyell Mr. Matthew Feldman and Dr. Donna Feldman Gabrieli Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Janne J. Gallen-Kallela-Sirén Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glick Richard and Susie Green Amy Habib Rittling ’82 and Mark Rittling Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston Ms. Pamela R. Jacobs Elizabeth Murak Kelley Mr. Knight D. Kieffer ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Kreiner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alon Kupferman Lace and Day Emily Constantine Doren Holly Constantine Ortman Mr. Gerald S. Lippes Mr. James P. Maloney Sam and Tosca Miserendino Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Narins The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David O. Smith Mr. Douglas G. Swift ’70 D-B Trust Mr. and Mrs. Howard Zemsky

E A G L E C I RC L E $500 - $999 Anonymous (two donors) Mr. and Mrs. Ian Baird Ms. Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke Mr. Andy Burnett and Dr. Cyndi Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Camacho Dr. Stephen Clement and Dr. Sally Clement Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Constantine Mr. and Mrs. John Deleo Dr. and Mrs. Michael Endl Dr. and Mrs. Zair Fishkin Margaret Perry Garvin Charles and Jill Jacobs Mr. Joseph S. Janowski, Jr. and Mrs. Betsy Constantine Janowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janowski Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Kollidas Drs. David and Madeline Lillie Mr. and Mrs. Faziollah Loghmanee Mr. Eric C. Lux Mr. Gregory Meyer Tom and Brooke Moll Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Montante Richard and Deborah Murak

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Dr. and Mrs. Philip Niswander Ms. Gaier N. Palmisano ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Porter Dr. and Mrs. William J. Rapaport Mr. Matthew Reitz and Ms. Vanessa Glushefski Mr. Joseph V. Saffire and Ms. Nicole Michael Ms. Fran Sasala Ms. Susan Schoellkopf Mrs. Sally Vincent ’60 Drs. Roger and Karen Walcott Mr. E. J. White and Rev. Kathryn White

PAT RO N $1 - $499 Anonymous (14 donors) Mr. and Mrs. Adam Achatz Ms. Lindsay A. Acker Mr. and Mrs. Fred Acquavita Mr. and Mrs. Sal Alfiero Mrs. Susan G. Alford Mrs. Susan B. Allan Mr. Tracy Angell and Ms. Ayesha DeMond-Angell Mr. Joseph Aquino Aradio Family Mr. and Mrs. James Arnone Mr. Glenn W. Arthurs Mr. and Mrs. Corey Auerbach Mrs. Charlene Babinger Mr. and Mrs. Markos Bahas Mr. and Mrs. Irving Barrett, Jr. Ms.Tricia Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barry Ms. Maureen Barry Ms. Ardith Bausenbach Ms. Emily Beckwith Dr. Ahmed Belal and Dr. Rania Elmarzouky Ms. Cynthia Benderson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Berdysiak Ms. Rosemarie Beres Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee and Dr. Elsa Daurignac Mr. Steven G. Biltekoff Mr. Edward R. Bloomberg Mr. and Mrs. Derek A. Bond Mr. and Mrs. Marc and Amy Bourgeault Mr. Evan Brannen Ms. Kayla Brannen Ms. Marlena Brannen Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Broenniman Mrs. Jennifer Bronstein ’74 Dr. Joshua Bruzgul Mr. and Mrs. John Burgess Ms. Patricia Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Burke Ms. Caroline Butler Dr. and Mrs. John L. Butsch Mr. Angelo Caico and Ms. Rachel E. Jackson Mrs. Barbara Calamel Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Campbell

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[ ] “Learning Lab with Ms. Siracusa saved my life! I wouldn't have been able to make it through high school or college without her help and the personalized support of every teacher I had—they gave me the time and took the right steps to get me organized and ready.”

— John McHugh ’05

Ms. Jo-An K. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Ted Casper Mr. and Mrs. Philip Celniker Mr. and Mrs. Marc Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles Ms. Lisa Charles Mr. and Mrs. Noel Chiantella Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cianciosa Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cianciosa Ms. Deborah J. Clark Mrs. Diane Cockrell Mrs. Patricia B. Cody Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Colpoys Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Constantine Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III Louis and Kathleen Cozens Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Curtis Mr. and Mrs. Enrico D'Abate Mr. Christopher L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Michael Davis Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Decillis Heidi A.H. Dent Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Deyell Mr. David Deyell (d) and Mrs. Michele Deyell Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Dietrick Ms. Maggie Dirrigl Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Donaldson Mrs. R. W. Doolittle, Jr. Mrs. Barbara H. Downing Mr. Daniel Drew (d) and Mrs. Dee Drew Mr. James Dryden Jennifer Dunning Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dunstan Mr. Mark Edson and Mrs. Clare Buchheit-Edson

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Ms. Erin Edson Mr. Matthew Edson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elardo Mr. and Mrs. CW and Margaret Estoff Ms. Jenna Evaldi Dr. Gil Farkash and Dr. Julie Szumigala-Farkash Mrs. Bonnie B. Fastiff Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fattey Mr. and Mrs. Marc Fattey Mr. Anthony Featherston and Dr. Helen Roy Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Feldman Mr. Randy Ferraro Ms. Mona Fetouh Dr. Victor A. Filadora and Dr. Stacey N. Akers Drs. Jeremy and Kristin Finn Ms. Elizabeth Fitch Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Fitch Mr. Richard Flanders Mrs. Laura Forster Ms. Linda A. Francis Mr. and Mrs. David M. Frank Ms. Mary C. Frank Ms. Catherine A. Fryer Mr. Mitsunori Fukushima and Ms. Cassidy Gillespie Jonathan and Rachel Garra Anna Geronimo Emma Giammaresi James Giammaresi and Kathleen Hanley Mrs. Lisa L. Gillespie Mr. Francis Glenn Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Glenn Mr. John C. Goller and Ms. Elizabeth S. Keller Ms. Joan Good and Mr. John Gilbert Mrs. Sarah Goodyear Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Graff

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[ ] “I think the most important thing that EFS does and should keep doing for its students is being accessible for graduates coming back for a visit or looking for guidance from time to time. I think that is part of what makes EFS such an amazing place and why it continues to be such a present part in so many of our lives.”

— Sarah Hotung ’04

Dr. Ellen E. Grant Ms. Cynthia Gray Miss Charlotte W. Greene ’18 Mr. Cutler Greene ’19 Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Greene III ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gurney Holly and David Hahn-Baker Mr. and Mrs. Harold Halpern Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Hardcastle Ms. Elizabeth B. Harten Ms. Amy Hartman Ms. Ellen Hassett Mr. and Mrs. Bill Haugen Mr. and Mrs. David Herer Ms. Jill Herron Mr. James P. Hettrick Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill Mr. and Mrs. John Hill Ms. Kathryn Holmberg Dr. Roland Honeine and Dr. Ranime Saliba Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hong Mr. Tim Hoover and Ms. Amy Martoche Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hoover Mr. Michael Hopkins Mrs. Martha How Mr. Paul G. Howard ’64 Mrs. Hallie Howell Mr. Lewis E. Hudnell III Mrs. Patricia K. Hughes Ms. Siobhan Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hunter Mr. DeWitt C. Ivins Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson Mrs. Jeanette M. Jafari Mr. Anthony Johnson Ms. Carol Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnson Ms. Allison Joseph

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Mr. Bertrand Juillet Mr. and Mrs. James Jurnack Mr. Michael Jurnack Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn Mr. and Mrs. Josh Katzman Mr. and Mrs. Brendan P. Kelleher Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keller Stephen Kellogg ’51 and Carolyn Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kennedy Mrs. Christine Kent Mr. Scott Ketteman Mr. Patrick Kilian Ms. Alyssa M. Kipa Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Kirchner Ms. Meredith G. Kirchner Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kleinberg Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Kossow Ashley Godell Kowalcyk Mr. and Mrs. Bart J. Kresse Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kresse Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kroth Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kuettel Mrs. Michele Kulpit Ms. Mary Beth Kuryak Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamar Mr. and Mrs. George W. Laub Mr. Irving A. Laub Mrs. Sandra J. Laub Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Lawson Mr. Fred Lebherz Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lee Mrs. Gail Lewis Ms. Lauren V. Lewis Patrick and Moira Lewis Mr. Robert Liguori Ms. Sarah Lillie Ms. Elissa K. Lipke Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Annie LoTempio

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Ms. Ashley LoTempio Ms. Eliza Hetherington Lowe Ms. Hope Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lynett Ms. Jennifer MacDonald Mr. Tom MacVittie and Ms. Christine Cooke-MacVittie Mr. and Mrs. Tom MacVittie Mr. and Mrs. James Makarikas Elizabeth Duryea Maloney Mr. Matthew Mariconda Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Marlette, Jr. Dr. Anthony Martinez and Ms. Solange DeSouza Ms. Regina Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Sal Martoche Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Masiello Mr. Brian Mathias Mrs. Eileen McCarthy Mrs. Mary Ellen D. McCormick Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis Ms. Kathleen McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McNally Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. McNally Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McNeil Mr. and Mrs. Michael McQueeney Ms. Madeleine McQueeney Mr. Ryan McQueeney Ms. Leigh Mikulka and Mr. Christofer Fattey Mrs. Lois Mikulka Ms. Mariann E. Miller Mr. Robert L. Miller and Ms. Laura Mangan Evelyn G. Miller Ms. Sarah Miller Mr. John Mitchell Gay and Richard Molnar Mr. and Mrs. Tom Montante Mr. and Mrs. Grazia Morreale Ms. Jane C. Morris Mr. and Mrs. David Munschauer Mr. Richard Munschauer Rebecca Murak Karen Murrett Mr. Wilfred Murrett Ms. Maya Nigrin ’13 Dr. Kenneth R. Niswander Ms. Lisa Niswander Dr. Sonya S. Noor Ms. Alyce Notaro Mr. and Mrs. Ayodele Olomo Mrs. and Mr. Nicholas Papagni Patrick P. Lee Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Pedersen III Ms. Patricia Petersen Ms. Patricia Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Zygmunt Piadlo, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Piazza Ms. Caroline Pierce Dr. Raj K. Pillai and Dr. Iyotsna Rajeswary Michelle Pinto Dr. and Mrs. Steven Piver

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Mrs. Nancy C. Polk Mr. John B. Pomeroy Debra Porter Ms. Allison E. Prince Ms. Ann B. Quackenbush Mr. and Mrs. David S. Quackenbush Mr. and Mrs. Scott Quigg Ms. Lisa M. Quinn Mrs. Jesse Baier Radford Mr. and Mrs. William Rainville Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsdell Ms. Annette Rao Dr. and Mrs. Minoo Rao Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Rao Mr. and Mrs. William J. Regan, Jr. Mrs. Judy Reich Mr. Anton Riabushev and Ms. Elena Umanskaya Dr. and Mrs. Brian J. Riegel Miss Ava Riegel ’21 Miss Demi Riegel ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Tim Riordan Mr. James Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roetter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rohauer Mr. Alexander Ross Mr. Kevin Ross and Mrs. Lynnel Herrera-Ross Mr. Thomas Sabatino and Ms. Rosalie Gardon Mr. and Mrs. Mark Saldanha Mr. and Mrs. Jason Saleh Ms. Laurie Sanford Ms. Rachel Santana Audrey Santana ’21 Nathan Santana ’19 Olivia Santana ’26 Mr. Howard T. Saperston, Jr. ’54 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saperston Dr. David Schmid and Dr. Carrie Bramen Dr. Mary Schultz Ms. Nancy Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sharples Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Sheline Dr. Jafar W. Siddiqui and Dr. Uzma H. Siddiqui Ms. Joyce Siegel Ms. Phyllis Freeman Siracusa Mr. Adam Sokol and Dr. Bingyi Huang Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sokol Ms. Ivey Spier Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Spitzmiller II Ms. Virginia Sprague Dr. and Mrs. Bejai Srivastava Dr. Maya D. Srivastava Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steffan Mrs. Abby Schoellkopf Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Rob Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoklosa Doug and Beth Stormer Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Strachan Mr. F.E. Stultz and Dr. Valerie Stultz (d) Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sufrin

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Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Swift, Jr. Mr. Steven Szymkowiak Mr. and Mrs. Robert Takac, Sr. Mrs. Franklin Taylor Mr. and Dr. Michael D. Terhune Mrs. Lori D. Tiedje Mr. and Mrs. Rick Tierney Mrs. Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson Mr. and Mrs. John Truax Mrs. Bettina Tubbs-Oberheide Ms. Anita Ungaro Ms. Theresa Ungaro Jorge and Sandra Velasco Mr. and Mrs. John Victor Mr. Scott Kinsman and Margot Vincent Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Visioni Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Voelkl Ms. Elizabeth O. Waagen Ms. Mary N. Wadsworth Mr. Blake Walsh Mr. Edward F. Walsh and Mrs. Holly Walsh (d) Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh, Jr. Mr. Samuel Walsh Mr. and Ms. Patrick Ward Mr. and Mrs. William Warner Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Warren Mr. and Mrs. Charles Washington Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Waterman, Jr. Mr. Henry Waters Mr. and Mrs. William J. Webber Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Webdale Mrs. Margit Weinmann Mr. Daniel J. Weinrieb and Mr. Brian J. Walsh Dr. and Mrs. Ilja Weinrieb Ms. Marina Welmers Sophie Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Willers Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Williams Mrs. William Wilson Dr. and Mrs. Peter Winkelstein Miss Jocelyn Wolf ’24 Miss Sophia Wolf ’20 Miss Tessa Wolf ’26 Mrs. Ann F. Wolney ’74 Mrs. Elizabeth G. Woods Ms. Carlie Wopperer Ms. Kayla Zemsky Dr. Igor Zutic and Dr. Sonja Pavlesen

Talley Wettlaufer

Anonymous (two donors) Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elardo Dr. Ellen E. Grant Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keller

Ms. Susan E. White Donald and Kathy Wigginton Mr. and Mrs. Erik C. Willers

Matching Gifts Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

TA R G E T E D G I F T S GERTRUDE M . WADSWORTH ENDOWMENT FUND FOR 1 ST GRADE TEACHERS

Mary N. Wadsworth LOWER SCHOOL SALAD BAR

Elmwood Franklin School Parent Council PREP DEPARTMENT

Mr. Mark Edson and Mrs. Clare Buchheit-Edson ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGY

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch Helen Dent Lenahan Foundation ROOM TO GROW REVITALIZATION CAMPAIGN

The Rich Families Rev. and Mrs. David Rich & Terri and David Rich, Jr. The Saldanha Family Anne, Eric ’85, and Mark ’90 TUITION ASSISTANCE

[ ] “Happiness and a sense of feeling confident and nurtured are the greatest gifts EFS could have given me. EFS truly gave me the tools I feel that made me successful not only in my career but in every aspect of my life.” —Jenny Constantine Keuleman ’89

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7 amazing things DONORS HAVE MADE POSSIBLE

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Outdoor Education trips, from Camp Pathfinder in Canada to Letchworth and Onyahsa, to a tipi sleepover in our own backyard.

salad bar for our Lower School students providing an array of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Bon appétit!

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field trips to places near and far. Each one provides a unique learning experience that takes the students beyond the classroom and into the world.

professional development conferences for our teachers. To inspire lifelong learning in children, you must be a lifelong learner.

year’s worth of heating and cooling, so our students and teachers can focus on what’s really important.

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Lower School class plays, including costumes and props. Our students take the stage to build their confidence and share their passion.

year’s worth of art materials and supplies to support the visual arts program, continuing a tradition of excellence in arts education at EFS.

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gifts in M E M O R Y and H O N O R

GIFT S IN ME MORY OF

SUSAN SURDAM JOHNSTON ’55

PAUL L. WEINMANN, M.D.

Mrs. Susan G. Alford ’55

Mrs. Margit Weinmann

Mr. Christopher L. Davis ’63 Elizabeth O. Waagen ’71

DAVID C. KOCH

DANIEL F. WELSH

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Koch

Sophie Welsh

KARIN BAUSENBACH ’67

WILFRED AND JOAN KRAFT

Ardith Bausenbach ’64

Karen Murrett

RONALD BRONSTEIN

NICOLE MARICONDA ’95

Mrs. Jennifer Bronstein ’74

Mr. Matthew Mariconda ’92

ALL PAST AND PRESENT EFS FACULTY AND STAFF

DAVID DEYELL

RUTH FOWLER NISWANDER ’39

Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Deyell Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Deyell

Ms. Lisa Niswander ’99

ELLEN V. DURYEA ’71

Dr. Sonya S. Noor

RUSSELL A. ANDERSON

Elizabeth Duryea Maloney ’70 RUMSEY CLARK ’92

Mr. Matthew Mariconda ’92 NIKKI GALLUCH ’92

Mr. Matthew Mariconda ’92 FINLEY R. GREENE. JR. AND VARNEY SPAULDING GREENE ’57

Mr. and Mrs. Cutler S. Greene ’88 Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Greene III ’86 HALIM A. HABIB

Habib and Rittling Families Mrs. Halim A. Habib Amy Habib Rittling ’82 and Mark Rittling Mr. Anthony Habib ’87 and Ms. Becky Machado

RUBEE NOOR

KATE ROSS

Mr. Bertrand Juillet DR. WAHEED H. SIDDIQUI

GIFT S IN HO NOR O F

PATRICIA B. CODY

Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell MAGGIE DIRRIGL

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keller CHRISTOPHER F. GABRIELI ’73 JOHN D. GABRIELI ’70

Dr. Jafar W. Siddiqui and Dr. Uzma H. Siddiqui

Gabrieli Family Foundation

DOROTHY STECKER

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Barrett, Jr.

Mr. Daniel J. Weinrieb and Mr. Brian J. Walsh

LEIGH MIKULKA

MARGARET G. SWIFT

SUSAN BARRETT GREEN ’62

Mr. and Mrs. Corey Auerbach

Ms. Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Mr. Harlan J. Swift, Jr. ’61

ZIGGY PIADLO, JR.

PAUL TAEFI ’92

MICHAEL RAPAPORT ’10

Mr. Matthew Mariconda ’92 Dr. and Mrs. Parviz Taefi

TOM RYAN

Mr. E. J. White and Rev. Kathryn White Dr. and Mrs. William J. Rapaport

MICHAEL VINCENT

Mr. Brad Termini ’95

SOFIA GRACE HOOVER

Mrs. Sally Vincent ’60

THE SALDANHA FAMILY

Mr. Tim Hoover and Ms. Amy Martoche

GERTRUDE M. WADSWORTH

Ms. Pamela R. Jacobs

BARBARA HUDSON

Mary Wadsworth ’78

STEVEN SZYMKOWIAK ’00

Ms. Elizabeth B. Harten ’70

HOLLY SALT WALSH ’43

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Szymkowiak

Richard and Susie Greene

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grandparent D O N O R S

ANONYMOUS (SIX DONORS)

MR.

MR.

Mark Campbell Matthew Campbell

Adeline Glenn Giselle Glenn

MR.

MR.

AND

MRS. SAL ALFIERO

Evelyn Saleh Lily Saleh

AND

AND

MRS. GERRY CAMPBELL

MRS. TED CASPER

William Sharples, Jr.

MR.

AND

MS. LISA CHARLES

MRS. MARKOS BAHAS MR.

MR.

MR.

AND

MR.

Teddy Charles

Anastasios Kollidas Markos Kollidas Petros Kollidas MRS. IAN BAIRD

AND

MRS. NOEL CHIANTELLA

Dylan Chiantella Morgan Chiantella AND

John Cianciosa

MS. MAUREEN BARRY

Alyssa Rich Hannah Rich

Jude Barry Mara Barry

AND

MRS. JIM ELARDO

AND

MRS. CRAIG FATTEY

AND

MRS. ANDREW FELDMAN

Aram Feldman MR. RANDY FERRARO

MRS. DIANE COCKRELL

MR.

AND

MRS. BRIAN DUNSTAN

Eliza Fattey Stephen Fattey Violet Fattey MR.

MRS. JOE CIANCIOSA

Holly Hunter Ian Hunter

AND

Rowan McNeil

MRS. CHARLENE BABINGER

Johnathan Lee

MR.

Jack Ferraro Taylor Ferraro MR. RICHARD FLANDERS

MRS. ROBERT W. CONSTANTINE

Isabella Achatz

MS. CYNTHIA BENDERSON

Henry Janowski

Sophia Benderson

LOUIS

MS. ROSEMARIE BERES

Sydney Giardino

Adeline Glenn Giselle Glenn

Addison Lullo

MR.

MRS. HALIM A. HABIB

MR.

Sophia Soluri

AND

MRS. JOHN BURGESS

Dylan Chiantella Morgan Chiantella MS. PATRICIA BURGESS

Dylan Chiantella Morgan Chiantella MR.

AND

MRS. MICHAEL BURKE

Alexandra Burke Michael Burke DR.

AND

MRS. JOHN L. BUTSCH

Catherine Butsch

MR.

AND

AND

AND

MR. FRANCIS GLENN

KATHLEEN COZENS

MRS. ENRICO D'ABATE

MRS. DAN

AND

MARY JO DAVIS

Anne Kroth Maggie Kroth MR.

AND

MRS. ANTHONY DECILLIS

Lauren Bard MR. DAVID DEYELL (D) MRS. MICHELE DEYELL

Claire Deyell Lucas Deyell Liam Deyell

AND

Amelia Habib Eleanor Habib Halim Habib Sadie Habib A.J. Rittling Bedie Rittling Haleigh Rittling Kara Rittling MR.

AND

MRS. HAROLD HALPERN

Michael Caico Samuel Caico MR.

AND

MRS. ED HILL

Maya Hill

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MR.

AND

MRS. JOHN HILL

Griffin Rao Maya Rao Noah Rao Sydney Rao MR.

AND

MRS. WAYNE HOOVER

Juliana Hoover

AND

MRS. VICTOR HUNTER

AND

MRS. MICHAEL KELLER

Julian Goller STEPHEN KELLOGG ’51 CAROLYN KELLOGG

Jackson DeBottis

AND

MRS. JOHN A. MITCHELL

Grace Duddy Liam Duddy AND

RICHARD MOLNAR

AND

AND

AND

MS. NANCY SCHWARTZ

Eleanor Schwartz Naomi Schwartz

MRS. GRAZIA MORREALE

Hasan Siddiqui

Solomon Siegel MR.

MR.

DR.

RICHARD

AND

DEBORAH MURAK

DR.

Anthony Corasanti AND

MRS. STEVEN PIVER

AND

MRS. BEJAI SRIVASTAVA

Priya Srivastava

MR.

MRS. KEN KLEINBERG

MRS. DAN SOKOL

Alexandra Smith Grace Smith

MR.

AND

AND

Aaro Sokol

MS. PATRICIA PETERSON

PETER KENNEDY

MRS. DAVID O. SMITH

MS. JANE C. MORRIS

Jackson Montante Theodore Montante

AND

AND

Alexandra Smith Grace Smith

MR.

DENISE

MRS. BILL SHARPLES

DR. MARY SCHULTZ

Audrey Santana Nathan Santana Olivia Santana

Samantha Darby

AND

MS. JOYCE SIEGEL

MRS. TOM MONTANTE

Jackson Montante Theodore Montante MR.

MRS. JOSEPH JANOWSKI

Henry Janowski MR.

MR.

MR.

Holly Hunter Ian Hunter MR.

William Sharples, Jr.

Ian Franasiak

Mason Howell AND

MR.

Eliza Fattey Stephen Fattey

GAY

MRS. HALLIE HOWELL

MR.

MRS. LOIS MIKULKA

AND

MRS. PAUL STEFFAN

Jonas Heneghan Lucy Heneghan AND

MRS. JACK STOKLOSA

Mara Barry Jude Barry

Olivia Biehl

Selah Piver

MR. F.E. STULTZ AND DR. VALERIE STULTZ (D)

MS. VALERIE KOCH

MR.

Hunter Koch Annabelle Koch

Carlie Porter Daniel Porter

Anna Karassik Doescher Karassik

MR.

MR.

AND

MRS. ROBERT J. KRESSE

AND

AND

MRS. HENRY PORTER

MRS. JAMES RAMSDELL

Cameron Kresse Parker Kresse William Kresse

Nora Ramsdell William Ramsdell

MR.

Griffin Rao Maya Rao Noah Rao Sydney Rao

AND

MRS. PAUL KROTH

Anne Kroth Maggie Kroth MR. FRED LEBHERZ

Julia Galvin MR.

AND

MRS. PATRICK LEE

Johnathan Lee MR.

AND

MRS. FAZIOLLAH LOGHMANEE

MS. ANNETTE RAO

DR.

AND

MRS. MINOO RAO

Griffin Rao Maya Rao Noah Rao Sydney Rao

MR.

MR.

DR.

MR.

AND

MRS. WILLIAM J. RAPAPORT

MRS. TIM SWIFT

AND

MRS. ROBERT TAKAC, SR.

Hana Takac MS. ANITA UNGARO

Patrick O'Rourke JORGE

AND

SANDRA VELASCO

Claire Deyell Lucas Deyell MRS. SALLY VINCENT ’60

Rose Kinsman MR.

Aram Feldman

AND

Anne Kroth Maggie Kroth

AND

MRS. JOSEPH VOELKL

Makayla Hudson

Maddie Finn Henry Voelkl

Samantha MacVittie

MR. JAMES ROBERTS

Teddy Charles

DR.

MR.

AND

AND

MRS. TOM MACVITTIE

MRS. JAMES MAKARIKAS

Ava Riegel

MR.

MR.

Liam Dietrick

AND

MRS. EDWARD N. MARLETTE, JR.

AND

MRS. ROBERT ROHAUER

MR.

MS. REGINA MARTINEZ

MS. LAURIE SANFORD

MR.

MR.

AND

MRS. SAL MARTOCHE

Juliana Hoover MR.

AND

Violet Fattey MS. FRAN SASALA

AND

KATHY WIGGINTON

Annabelle Koch Hunter Koch

Anna Karassik Doescher Karassik

Vida DeSouza Martinez

MRS. ILJA WEINRIEB

DONALD

Cameron Kresse Parker Kresse William Kresse

DR. ANNE SALDANHA

AND

Declan Walsh-Weinrieb

AND

MRS. THOMAS WILLERS

Hudson Willers AND

MRS. JEROME WILLIAMS

Eva Robinson Evan Robinson

Geffen Sasala

MRS. DENNIS MCNALLY

Orlah McNally

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alumni D O N O R S 1936 Mary Doolittle Taylor 1942 Susan Beck Allan George W. Laub Evelyn Gurney Miller

1955 Susan Gibbons Alford Margaret Perry Garvin Nancy Cooley Polk Bonnie Cornelius Spitzmiller Marina Welmers

1956 1943 Holly Salt Walsh (d) Elizabeth Gale Woods

Margot Rumsey Banta David O. Smith

1957 1944 Alma Chapin Strachan Malcolm Strachan Henry Waters

Holly Augspurger Donaldson

1946 Cynthia Keating Doolitte Irving A. Laub

1960 Mary Diebold Smith Bettina Tubbs-Oberheide Sally Spitzmiller Vincent

1947 Stephen Gurney Edwin M. Johnston, Jr. Virginia Sprague David G. Strachan 1948 Margot Mimmack Lamar 1949 Emily Edwards King Pinky Leahy Regan 1951 Stephen Kellogg 1952 John L. Butsch Bonnie Barmon Fastiff Mary Ellen Daniels McCormick 1953 Sarah C. Goodyear 1954 Stephen Clement Howard T. Saperston, Jr.

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1959 Ann Schoellkopf Jewett

1961 Penny Schoellkopf Banta Mr. Harlan J. Swift, Jr. 1962 Janie Urban Constantine Susan Barrett Green Jane C. Morris David S. Quackenbush 1963 Deborah Clark Christopher L. Davis 1964 Ardith Bausenbach Lisa Lord Gillespie Paul G. Howard Joan Howland Susie Lenahan Kimberly Madeline Ambrus Lillie Ann B. Quackenbush 1965 Elizabeth Swift Mitchell Clarke Narins Gaier Notman Palmisano Susan B. Schoellkopf

1967 Devon Parker Marlette John B. Pomeroy 1968 Heidi Dent Arthurs Robert L. Miller, Jr. Pete Pedersen Edward F. Walsh, Jr. 1969 Philip Niswander 1970 Linda Ambrus Broenniman Elizabeth Barth Harten Liz Duryea Maloney Barbara Fischer McQueeney Grace Walsh Munschauer Doug Swift 1971 Arthur Glick Allison E. Prince Elizabeth O. Waagen 1972 Jonathan A. Graff James P. Hettrick 1973 Holly Hahn-Baker DeWitt C. Ivins 1974 Jennifer Prince Bronstein Ann Flynn Wolney 1975 Catherine A. Fryer 1977 Jeremy Jacobs, Jr. 1978 Mary N. Wadsworth

1983 Abby Schoellkopf Stevenson 1984 Liza Hetherington Lowe 1985 Siobhan Hughes Eric Saldanha Margot Vincent 1986 Mona Fetouh F. Robert Greene III Scott Saperston 1987 Anthony Habib Lewis E. Hudnell III Nicholas B. Tzetzo

1988 Joshua Bruzgal Cutler S. Greene Patricia Hughes Knight D. Kieffer 1989 Marie Habib Carroll Betsy Constantine Janowski 1990 Edward Bloomberg Sarah Mitchell Duddy Meredith G. Kirchner Ashley Godell Kowalcyk Stephanie Swift Kroth Brian Mathias Mark Saldanha 1991 Lori Decillis Tiedje Talley Wettlaufer

1979 Melissa Potts Quigg

1992 Tricia Barrett Melissa Marlette Kresse Matthew Mariconda John Mitchell

1982 Amy Habib Rittling

1993 Margaret Swift Estoff

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Each year, a group of young alumni returns to EFS to answer questions from our third and fourth grade parents about their experiences in Upper School and preparedness for high school. Here, Evan Popat ‘15 introduces himself to parents. Evan is currently a senior and the student body president at Canisius High School.

1994 Alexander Ross Gina Wettlaufer Tomenson Blake Walsh Daniel Weinreib 1995 Meg Stevenson Auerbach Alyce Notaro Brad Termini 1996 Andrew Constantine Sarah Lillie 1998 Anonymous Ashley LoTempio 1999 Matthew Edson James P. Maloney Lisa Niswander 2000 Steven Szymkowiak

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2001 Caroline Jacobs Butler Madeleine McQueeney Richard Munschauer Jesse Baier Radford Samuel Walsh Carlie Wopperer Kayla Zemsky 2002 Eric Lux Hope Blinkoff Lynch Peter Marlette 2003 Ryan McQueeney 2005 Erin Edson Caroline Pierce 2006 Allison Joseph Michael Jurnack

2007 Evan Brannen James Dryden Sarah Miller 2008 Ivey Spier 2009 Kayla Brannen Elizabeth Fitch 2011 Elissa Lipke 2012 Lindsay Acker 2013 Maya Nigrin

2018 Charlotte Greene Nathan Santana 2019 Cutler Greene 2020 Sophia Wolf 2021 Ava Riegel Audrey Santana 2024 Jocelyn Wolf 2026 Olivia Santana Tessa Wolf

2014 Marlenna Brannen 2017 Demi Riegel

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110 % C L U B D O N O R S The 110% Club recognizes donors to the Annual Fund campaign who have increased their gift at least 10% over last year’s Annual Fund gift. Anonymous (two donors) Mrs. Susan G. Alford Mr. and Ms. Joseph S. Aradio Mr. and Mrs. Corey Auerbach Mr. and Mrs. Ian Baird Mrs. Margot Banta Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barry Mr. Evan Brannen Ms. Kayla Brannen Mrs. Jennifer Bronstein ’74 Mr. Mark Edson and Mrs. Clare Buchheit-Edson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Marc Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles Mr. and Mrs. James Cosbey III Louis and Kathleen Cozens Mr. and Mrs. Enrico D'Abate Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Deyell Mr. David Deyell (d) and Mrs. Michele Deyell Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Dietrick Ms. Maggie Dirrigl Mr. Daniel Drew (d) and Mrs. Dee Drew Mr. James Dryden Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Duddy Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elardo Mr. Matthew Feldman and Dr. Donna Feldman Mrs. Laura Forster Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Franasiak Ms. Linda A. Francis Ms. Catherine A. Fryer Dr. and Mrs. Janne J. Gallen-Kallela-Sirén Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Glick Ms. Joan Good and Mr. John Gilbert Dr. Ellen E. Grant Richard and Susie Green Mr. and Mrs. Cutler S. Greene Mr. and Mrs. F. Robert Greene III Amy Habib Rittling ’82 and Mark Rittling Mr. Anthony Habib ’87 and Ms. Becky Machado

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Ms. Amy Hartman Mr. and Mrs. Barry Heneghan Mr. and Mrs. David Herer Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hill Ms. Kathryn Holmberg Mrs. Hallie Howell Jed and Meg Hunter Ms. Pamela R. Jacobs Mr. Joseph S. Janowski, Jr. and Mrs. Betsy Constantine Jajowski Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Janowski Ms. Carol Johnson Ronerta and Michael Joseph Mr. and Mrs. James Jurnack Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn Mrs. Christine Kent Mr. Knight D. Kieffer '88 Ms. Meredith G. Kirchner Mr. and Mrs. Bart J. Kresse Mr. and Mrs. Brad Kroth Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kuettel Mrs. Michele Kulpit Mr. and Mrs. Alon Kupferman Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lamar Mrs. Sandra J. Laub Michele and Christopher Lee Drs. David and Madeline Lillie Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lipke Mr. and Mrs. Faziollah Loghmanee Ms. Ashley LoTempio Ms. Hope Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lynett Ms. Jennifer MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Marlette, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sal Martoche Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Masiello Mr. Brian Mathias Mrs. Eileen McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Peter McGennis Ms. Leigh Mikulka and Mr. Christofer Fattey Ms. Sarah Miller Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Matthew T. Montante Mr. and Mrs. Tom Montante

Ms. Jane C. Morris Richard and Deborah Murak Mr. Wilfred Murrett Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Narins Penn Schoellkopf Fund Mrs. Jane S. Banta ’61 Mrs. Ann Jewett ’59 Ms. Susan Schoellkopf ’65 Ms. Patricia Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Zygmunt Piadlo, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Steven Piver Mrs. Jesse Baier Radford Drs. Robert and Anne Ramsdell Mr. and Mrs. David Rich, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Brian J. Riegel Mr. Alexander Ross Ms. Rachel Santana Ms. Nancy Schwartz Dr. and Mrs. Adnan Siddiqui Dr. Jafar W. Siddiqui and Dr. Uzma H. Siddiqui Katharine and Andrew Smith Mr. and Mrs. David O. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Spitzmiller II Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stoklosa Mr. and Mrs. David G. Strachan Mr. F.E. Stultz and Dr. Valerie Stultz (d) Mr. Douglas G. Swift '70 Mr. and Mrs. Harlan J. Swift, Jr. Christopher and Mary Ann Tingley Mrs. Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson Mr. and Mrs. John Truax Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas B. Tzetzo ’87 Ms. Anita Ungaro Ms. Theresa Ungaro Mrs. Sally Vincent ’60 Drs. Roger and Karen Walcott Mr. Samuel Walsh Mr. Henry Waters Mr. and Mrs. William J. Webber Dr. and Mrs. Ilja Weinrieb Ms. Marina Welmers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Willers Mrs. Elizabeth G. Woods Dr. Igor Zutic and Dr. Sonja Pavlesen

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Under the direction of chairs Alissa and Paul Wolf, Auction committee volunteers put together an exhilarating evening that featured 488 packages up for bid from 340 donors, brought in 320 guests, and raised $286,572 for Elmwood Franklin.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairs Vice Chairs Acquisitions Arts & Interiors Children’s

Alissa and Paul Wolf Stephanie ’90 and Brad Kroth

Tracy Heneghan, Bill Warner Ayesha DeMond-Angell, Sarah Ferraro, Kerry Riordan Fabulous Finds & Live Meg and Jed Hunter, Terri Rich Restaurants & Ent. Jennifer Barry, Katherine Bernys, Paul Wolf Sports & Leisure Dina Benderson, Maria Deyell Women’s Boutique Donna Franasiak, Nina Riegel, Uzma Siddiqui, Jody Warner Advertising/Sponsorship Michele Campbell, Kimisha Brown-Houston ’98 Auctioneer Michael Casacci ’98 Catalog Michele Campbell Coordinator Moira Lewis and Stephanie Kroth ’90 Decorations Stephanie Kroth ’90 Faculty Emily Beckwith, Pete Johnson, Joan Good, Alyssa Kipa, Jenna Piazza, Shannon Victor Item Tagging Bill Warner Menu Paul Wolf

EVENT SPONSORS Gold Sponsors M&T Bank New Era Cap Siddiqui Family William Capicotto, MD, PC Silver Sponsors Atwal Eye Care Delaware North Harris Beach, PLLC Niagara Dermatology Associates, LLC Print Plus Szymkowiak Family Twenty-First Century Press West Herr Auto Group

Bronze Sponsors Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats Daniel S. Brockman, DO, PC Calamar CBRE | Buffalo Courier Capital DeSouza-Martinez Family David Tiftickjian & Sons Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare Iskalo Development Corp. Knowinnovation Lee Family Montante Group uniWerks Design Wolfgang & Weinmann, LLP Women's Medicine of Niagara, PLLC

R E S TA U R A N T Allen Burger Venture Big Ditch Brewing Company Double Cross Vodka Falley Allen Kitchen & Bar Kevin’s Catering

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Gaming Sponsors Energy Mark, LLC Gurney Becker & Bourne Hale Expo Services Rachel’s Remedy

BA R S P O N S O RS Milos Remington Tavern Rich’s Products West Side Bazaar

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raise the P A D D L E Give a cheer for our Auction 2018 Raise the Paddle donors and West Herr Auto Group! Raise the Paddle donations allowed us to add a third bus to our fleet, while West Herr generously rehabbed our two well-loved and well-used buses. The additional bus will enable our teachers to connect their curriculum to places outside their classrooms and will provide students safe transportation to and from field trips, sporting events, Outdoor Education excursions, service learning projects, and more!

RAISE THE PADDLE DONORS $5,000+ Chris and Lindsay Koch $2,500 - $4,999 Todd and Dina Benderson Samuel and Marsilia Cloud Jed and Meg Hunter Jock and Betsy Mitchell Roger and Karen Walcott $1,000 - $2,499 Sarah and Anthony Duddy Zair and Darby Fishkin Julie and Cutler Greene Amy Habib Rittling and Mark Rittling Barry and Tracy Heneghan Paul and Dora Iskalo Alice and Jerry Jacobs Raymond and Rosanna Kollidas Brad and Stephanie Kroth Michele and Chris Lee Brian and Deborah Lipke Anthony Martinez and Solange DeSouza Eric and Cara Reich Matthew Reitz and Vanessa Glushefski Terri and DJ Rich Kate and Andrew Smith

A N N UA L R E P O RT 2017 - 2018

$500 - $999 Ahmed Belal and Rania Elmarzouky Mary Jo Davis Chris Fattey and Leigh Mikulka Stephen and Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen Joe Janowski and Betsy Constantine Saurin and Katharine Popat Brian and Nina Riegel Tim and Kerry Riordan Jafar and Uzma Siddiqui John and Beth Waterman Paul and Alissa Wolf $250 - $499 Chris and Tori Capolupo Andrew and Maria Deyell Chad Houston and Kimisha Brown-Houston Rachel Jackson and Angelo Caico Melissa and Bart Kresse Chris Lenahan Bettina Martinez-Hackert and Jorge Bajo Sanchez Tanya and Cameron Saber Timothy Setteducati and Susan Szimonisz Adnan and Josephine Siddiqui Garrett and Anne Timms Christopher and Mary Ann Tingley

Up to $249 Tracy Angell and Ayesha DeMond-Angell Meg and Corey Auerbach Lisa Bartolomei-Kelly Rosemarie Beres Scott and Kate Bizub Daniel Brockman and Tara Manteghi Heather Chick and Jeremy Beck Dan and Kathy Deyell Denisha Green Rob and Molly Greene Bo Gurney Bertrand Juillet John and Stephanie Katzman Alon and Allison Kupferman Moira and Patrick Lewis Pat and Mary McNally Caroline Pierce Anne and Robert Ramsdell Stanfill and Adrienne Stanfill Margaret Swift and C.W. Estoff Todd and Anna Voelkl Daniel Weinrieb and Brian Walsh Melissa and Jeremy Witt Igor Zutic and Sonja Pavlesen

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your S U P P O R T What It Means, What It Does, and Why We Need It Every school wants a supportive and generous community. At Elmwood Franklin School, it’s not just a wish; it’s a part of who we are.

As an independent school, Elmwood Franklin was founded and is sustained through the active participation of our contributors. And their contributions come in many forms.

Elmwood Franklin relies on the charitable support of its families, its alumni, and the community-at-large to meet its annual operating expenses. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing an Elmwood Franklin education. But beyond its financial necessity, charitable support is at the very core of our being.

Below is an overview of just some of the opportunities available for supporting Elmwood Franklin: our mission, our students, our faculty, and our future.

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SPECI AL EVEN TS

Annual Fund These vital, unrestricted dollars support the school’s current operating budget with funds for faculty salaries, financial assistance, classroom materials and activities, technology, library books, field trips, building maintenance, and utilities—everything it takes to run the school. The entire community—alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, alumni parents, trustees and Corporation members—is asked to participate. And because the Annual Fund covers the immediate operating expenses of the school—what we need now to educate our students—we ask that donors make it their first giving priority.

Auction The EFS Auction is a 30-year tradition that brings parents and friends of Elmwood Franklin together for a fun and festive evening and also raises significant funds for the school. A team of volunteers, item donors, catalog advertisers, attendees, and bidders collectively contribute more than $200,000 for the students and faculty of Elmwood Franklin School.

Capital and Endowment Campaigns Occasionally the school needs to address larger issues and priorities that cannot be covered within annual budgeting. Recent examples include the parking lot and locker room renovations, upgrades to the theatre, and new interactive whiteboards throughout the school. Capital and endowment gifts are restricted gifts that are made above and beyond regular annual giving in response to such special initiatives, and they enable the school to plan for and pursue longterm institutional vitality. Planned Giving Planned gifts are as special as they are varied—the options are numerous. Planned gifts include bequests, annuities, trusts, and even gifts of real estate or personal property. Such arrangements benefit Elmwood Franklin in obvious ways, and they may also benefit the donor through favorable tax consequences or a new source of income. If you have already included Elmwood Franklin in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to thank you personally. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of planned giving, contact your financial advisor or the Development Office.

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VOL U NT EER OPPORTU NIT IES Parent Council The Parent Council initiates a number of activities that allow families to become more closely involved in the life of the school and lend support to the school, financially, organizationally, and otherwise. Among other projects, the Parent Council organizes a fall book fair each year that provides funds for the school and books for the library. Alumni Council Through events and service throughout the year, the Alumni Council makes strategic efforts to maintain communication with alumni, inform them of current school happenings, involve them in the life of the school, and garner their financial support. Special Opportunities There is no limit to how our families, alumni, and friends can support Elmwood Franklin. Providing in-kind donations of goods or services, spreading word of the school to new families, helping out in the classroom or library—the active involvement of our community is what raises us up and sets us apart. Whatever your ways of supporting Elmwood Franklin School, we thank you. It couldn’t be done without you.

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in M E M O R I A M Caty Butsch ’21 2006 - 2018 Caty was a shining light in the Elmwood Franklin School community; a young lady whose kind heart, enthusiasm for learning, competitive spirit, and zest for life made her the embodiment of all we hold dear at our school. She loved EFS and we loved Caty. And we will miss her more than any words could possibly express. A fund has been set up by her family in Caty’s name at Elmwood Franklin. To donate, visit www.elmwoodfranklin.org/giving, make a gift to the Annual Fund, and include her name in the “In Memory” section. All donations received in memory of Caty will be held in a restricted, endowment fund.


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TO PARENTS OF ALUMNI If this magazine is addressed to your child who no longer maintains a permanent address at your home, please notify the Development Office by phone 716-877-5035 or by e-mail development@elmwoodfranklin.org with the correct mailing address.

PLEASE NOTE In preparation of this report, we have tried to avoid errors and omissions. If they are found, please accept our apologies and report them to the Development Office. If your gift was received after June 30, 2018, your name will appear in the Elmwood Franklin School 2018-2019 Annual Report.

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